Objective: To evaluate the capacity of magnetic resonance imaging MRI to distinguish breast cancer from inflammatory breast diseases manifesting as a rim-enhanced mass with central cystic changes. Materials and methods: Forty cases of breast cancer and 52 of inflammatory breast diseases showing a rim-enhanced mass with central cystic changes were retrospectively reviewed. Morphological features, dynamic parameters and apparent diffusion coefficient ADC values were comparatively analyzed using univariate analysis and binary logistic regression analysis. On DWI, Compared to the inflammatory breast diseases, breast cancers had a lower ADC value for the wall 1. Conclusions: Both breast cancer and inflammatory breast diseases could present as a rim-enhanced mass with central cystic changes on MRI.
New suspicious lesions on breast MRI in neoadjuvant therapy
Inflammatory breast cancer - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
Clinically, inflammatory breast cancer mimics mastitis. The breast is enlarged often of relatively short onset , indurated, erythematous, warm, and may be tender and painful. There may or may not be an underlying palpable mass. The condition may also present with flattening, erythema, crusting, blistering, or retraction of the nipple. Fixed palpable ipsilateral axillary lymph nodes, synonymous with metastatic disease, are frequently observed. However systemic symptoms such as fever are absent which helps somewhat differentiate from mastitis.
The Silent Killer: Inflammatory Breast Cancer Pictures and Early Detection
January 14, Eckstein and colleagues in the department of radiology and biomedical imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. Based on a presentation at the ARRS Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, the researchers' retrospective review pinpointed all breast MRI examinations performed to assess response to neoadjuvant therapy between and Cases with new suspicious lesions assessed as BI-RADS 4 or 5 and found after the initiation of neoadjuvant treatment were included.
Inflammatory breast cancer  IBC is one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer. It can occur at any age and, extremely rarely, in men. It is referred to as "inflammatory" due to its frequent presentation with symptoms resembling a skin inflammation, such as erysipelas.